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Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2012 Nov;39(12):2286-8.

[A case report of goblet cell carcinoid tumor of the appendix].

[Article in Japanese]

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Dept. of Surgery, Hokkaido P. W. F. A. C Sapporo-Kosei General Hospital, Japan.


Goblet cell carcinoid (GCC) tumor of the appendix is rare, and the prognosis is considered poor compared to classical carcinoid tumor. We present a case of a 60-year old woman who underwent appendectomy for acute appendicitis. Histopathological studies revealed a GCC tumor with submucosal invasion. Based on the malignancy of this tumor and the possible risk of regional lymph node metastases, we performed laparoscopic ileocecectomy with lymph node dissection. Histologically, no residual tumor or lymph node metastases were found. The patient remains well without any sign of recurrence.

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